RDFa is now a W3C Recommendation
It has been many years since the original idea was proposed (back in 2004) but RDFa is now a full fledged citizen of the W3C. It reached recommendation status on the 14th of October.
3 out of 5 Major Search Engines Use Semantic Tech
Ask.com have recently joined (or re-joined — they started with natural language search) the growing community of major search engines that are using semantic technology to add extra power to their search results. They are focusing on making search more contextually aware. If you are searching for a music group (U2 in this instance) show […]
POWDER – A More Personal, Trustworthy Web
POWDER is a W3C initiative that allows you to describe anything that can be referenced on the Web using semantics. The group recently reached out to Yahoo!
A New Era in Drupal
Acquia, a software company based in Andover, MA, have announced a commercially supported version of the popular open source CMS, Drupal. As David reports, by offering a package of some of the better modules, this will certainly result in wider adoption of Drupal.
Rasmus Lerdorf: PHP Frameworks? Think Again.
This is the fist time I have heard Rasmus Lerdorf speak and it was entertaining to say the least. Refreshing would another way to describe it, I enjoy hearing real opinions and not holding back — Rasmus doesn’t hold back. Just a short background, Rasmus Lerdorf is the creator of PHP and still continues as […]
Attending Drupalcon 2008 – Szeged, Hungary
Well, I had intended to title this “On my way to…” but my travel has taken longer and my net access has been shorter than I had anticipated. Anyway, I find myself now in the lovely town of Szeged Hungary. Szeged is a small, attractive little town with tree-lined streets that has been converted to […]
Figure out how the monkey ticks and win $10,000
I have previously blogged about the new Yahoo! search platform called SearchMonkey. It is a major step in the right direction. It brings a whole heap of control back into the developers lap by allowing you to represent your search results that way you want. Good idea huh? If that wasn’t enticing enough on its […]
Semantic tagging with Calais and Drupal
Gosh. It just can’t get any easier than this. Automatically and (pretty) intelligently tagging your content is a very powerful thing. Especially if those tags are structured tags and not just text strings. This used to be a fairly painful proposition, manual tagging — do I use folksonomy or do I create meaningful taxonomies. And […]
An ODD example of Data Portablity
I recently became aware of a new initiative in the data portability arena – Open Data Definition (ODD). I applaud any effort to increase data portability between social networks and your data. But to really succeed the idea must be well thought out and research done to see what is out there and what really […]
WWW2008 Beijing: Day 1 – Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2008) Workshop
Just arrived half way through the workshop… long day so far. Left from Sydney last night and haven’t slept yet, I hope I don’t nod off during the sessions. Right now I listening to Tim Berners-Lee talk about linked data browsing and his frustration that the Web is a Read only medium. He and a […]